Betis closing on Canales deal

Real Betis are hoping to conclude the signing of out-of-contract Real Sociedad winger Sergio Canales this summer, say reports in the Spanish press.

Diario AS, El Desmarque and Info Sevilla both report Los Verdiblancos have made a strong push to persuade the former Real Madrid player, who turned 27 last month, to join them in summer.

An agreement with the player was reportedly reached last year but La Real were not willing to allow the player’s departure with a year remaining on his contract.

Since the turn of the year, Canales has netted two goals and made five assists in a strong spell of form while he has also received offers from France and Turkish giants Galatasaray.

Reports suggest Betis have also tied up deals for out-of-contract pair Pau Lopez, Espanyol goalkeeper, along with Eibar midfielder Takashi Inui.

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